5/20/06 NEWS- Sorry to all you bachelors, Tracy Rothman is now off the market. Tracy had a great wedding today at the Riverhead Atlantis Marine World Aquarium here in NY and it was a blast. Sharks, a juggler, belly dancers, favorite movie clips on a projector and her dog in a Tuxedo as the ring bearer. It was an awesome time. Maybe some pictures will make it on to the site soon.
5/14/06 COMMENT regarding IMAGE TITLE: Boy I'm Itchy POSTED BY: Dave Layne COMMENT: This awesome!
5/13/06 COMMENT regarding the IMAGE TITLE: The Superstitious Antenna of the Gods POSTED BY: RICHARD SCOTT, COMMENT: That's cool. Good design.
5/13/06 COMMENT regarding IMAGE TITLE: The Superstitious Antenna of the Gods POSTED BY: christopher chase (email@example.com)COMMENT: really nice :) !!!! and another comment for IMAGE TITLE: I'm Getting MadPOSTED BY: christopher chase COMMENT: wow.. i like this work :) :)
5/12/06 COMMENT regarding IMAGE TITLE: The Superstitious Antenna of the Gods
POSTED BY: Chris Williams COMMENT: great intricate design
5/11/06 COMMENT regarding IMAGE TITLE: The Superstitious Antenna of the Gods POSTED BY: Michael Forbus COMMENT: Tracy, a very meaningful and well crafted pen and ink. You are a master with the plume. miguel
5/10/06 COMMENT regarding theIMAGE TITLE: The Superstitious Antenna of the Gods
POSTED BY: Lawrence Hickman , COMMENT: awsome ...
5/09/06 COMMENT - Regarding the Untilted Piece AKA sunburst IMAGE TITLE: Untitled (Sunburst) POSTED BY: Chris Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
COMMENT: amazing abstract
4/9/05 NEWS: NEW GUEST ARTIST ADDED TO THE GUEST PAGE. Welcome Don'Den Harmala. Visit the guest page for art and links.
4/03/06 COMMENT - Regarding the new pen and Ink piece IMAGE TITLE: Boy I'm Itchy POSTED BY: Jerry COMMENT: Brilliant work, concrat, lines, balance and idea!
4/02/06 COMMENT - Regarding the IMAGE TITLE: Untitled (The Blue Ghost) POSTED BY: bo huffmen COMMENT: looks like a stained glass ,great colors great job all the way around!!!!!Bo
03/25/06 NEWS - Order has been restored to the website. Those pesky leprechauns have been eradicated. There has been some gallery and sketches pages updates be sure to review the entire site for new images.
03/06/06 NEWS - Those rapscallion, wee little people (the leprechauns) have wrought mischief here at strangeskeletons just in time for St Patty's Day. With all the turbulence they have exposed top secret art projects and the latest media Tracy Rothman has experimented with, pen and ink. These tight detailed pieces are reminiscent of MC Escher . We will be bringing you more soon!
03/02/06 COMMENT- Regarding the IMAGE TITLE: The Living RoomPOSTED BY: C DeMaio COMMENT: nice composition and use of colours.
03/01/06 COMMENT posted by tjames zanotti (email@example.com)
COMMENT: "If we must destroy ourselves to create art then you have succeeded" : Reply- We like that Tjames thanks for the comment. Artists, poets and philosophers all have common ground that we appreciate. You "got" Tracy's art.
02/18/06 NEWS - Vacation time to Florida this time to swim with the manatees and other fun things. Sorry we will be unable to fill any orders or respond to again until emails until March 1st, 2006.
02/15/06 COMMENT - Regarding the IMAGE TITLE: The Brain Pick POSTED BY: C DeMaio COMMENT: Beautiful work, great colors and composition!
02/15/06 COMMENT - Regarding the IMAGE TITLE: The Brain Pick POSTED BY: Linda Bertiaux ( COMMENT: Excellent work. Way cool
02/15/06 COMMENT- Regarding the IMAGE TITLE: The Brain PickPOSTED BY: Celito Medeiros COMMENT: Ueba, chega a lembrar Romero Britto! (Translated from Portuguese is comparing the works to a popular artist who simarly uses bold colors in abstractions.)
02/15/06 COMMENT: Regarding the IMAGE TITLE: The Brain PickPOSTED BY: Leah Jaarveth COMMENT: very colorful :)
01/21/06 NEWS - Happy Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog coming next week. Other items in theSS news.....New updates on the home page. images were added to the gallery and sketches pages. be sure to check those pages for updates not always shown on the first page of each gallery. A very new selection of Tracy's works will be added to the galleries here soon. There are 20 highly detailed pen and ink works that are bolder and with higher contrast but similar to the pencil works.
01/18/06 NEWS - Art Discussion Groups at Yahoo Groups with Strange Skeletons fans and artists. You are invited to join in art related discussions and share images in our newly formed art group. To join is free. You just need a Yahoo ID that is very easy to get and it is also free. follow the link below to join our discussions. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StrangeSkeletons/join?
01/15/06 NEWS - Welcome our newest guest artist Eliza Vella (aka Bandshe). Please check out our guest artist section for four recent additions to that gallery by this artist.
01/14/06 - Comment I'm quite a fan of your colors, done with great restraint, and the thought behind the composition is apparent. mature and thought provoking work regarding the recent web posting of Portrait of Maddy emailed by Iain Robinson
01/14/06 COMMENT- "You have incredible imagination !! The blue/red combination works really well" regarding the web posting of "I'm Getting Mad"
emailed by Stu Dillon
01/14/06 COMMENT - "Love this piece. Apart from the superb colors and composition, it's beautifully sensuous and there is a huge feeling of life and energy here. Great work!" regarding the recent web posting of Portrait of Maddy emailed by Iain Robinson
01/03/06 COMMENT- An interesting geometric nice arrangement on the text
Regarding the web posting of "The Mutated Human Zygote" emailed by tjames zanotti
01/01/06 NEWS - We had a really great trip to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan (MOMA) yesterday morning. We saw some very famous pieces like Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and several Picassos and many other modern influences. I would like to post pictures or maybe a link to the the interesting 5 part "metamorphosis" of an abstract series by Picasso that was in the Museum. There was one series done of a nude and one series of a bull. It is a great way to teach how subjects represented are abstracted in a five part series each getting progressively more abstract.
12/23/05 NEWS - Soon we plan to have the store section modified for easier purchases and checkout. ALSO by popular request TWO NEW posters are being issued for 2006. They are of the very popular postcard art you can see in the store section now.
12/15/05 NEWS - Holiday season is here. We wish you all well and we are adding another special treat next week. A link to an interview with artist Tracy Rothman will be added to the home page. The interview helps to explain the artists inspirations and views on abstract art. Its a gret way to better understand some of these pieces. Be sure to check it out.
12/05/05 COMMENT - Great web site. Great artist.
Emailed 12/2/05 by Marlene Cohn of Oceanside NY.
12/05/05 COMMENT - Regarding the web posting ofthe work titled "I'm Getting Mad"
"Keep up the good work." emailed 11/29/05 byWilliam Boyer
12/05/05 NEWS - Slow to get back on track but management will be resuming usual business activity and website updates this month.
11/30/05 NEWS - Unfortunate family loss in late November. No website activity/no art news.
11/05/05 NEWS - The Chiller Theatre Halloween Convention 05 was a blast! Although we were not showing the Strange Skeletons works there we wanted to report that it was a real fun event with lots of great celebrities. We wanted to say that all the celebrity guests were really nice even though they were mobbed by fans all day. Special thanks to : Linda Blair, Adrienne Barbeau, Adam West, Karen Allen, Charlotte Stewart, Judith O'Dea, Kevin Sorbo and all the others
10/24/05 NEWS - Lots of positive feedback form some web gallery postings at Artwanted.com. Its a large site with a community of artists. Thanks for all the positive feedbacks. Sorry I could not post them all but the comments below are representative.
10/24/05 Comment- Nice work! about IMAGE TITLE : "I'm Getting Mad"
emailed by Rob Slijkhuis
10/24/05 Comment - Great work Tracy!!!! about IMAGE TITLE: "I'm Getting Mad"
emailed by Analua
10/24/05 Comment- Very Picasso-esque - complex design about IMAGE TITLE: "I'm Getting Mad " emailed by Julie Hollis
10/16/05 News The Babylon Conklin House Art Show was a success. Despite 8 straight days of rain and a water logged town, the turn out was grand. We would like to thank Larry Nye, Karen Petz and all the volunteers for their hard work.
10/15/05 Art Related Link- Niki De Saint Phalle (French, 1930-2002 did spend some career time in NY) Famous for colorful large scale sculptures. Coincidental similarities and in use of color, She is not a conscious influence for Tracy Rothman art, but worth checking out if you have some time.
A San Diego museum exhibit and bio http://www.mingei.org/prevexnikki.html
A web gallery and bio http://www.artnet.com/artist/14792/niki-de-saint-phalle.html
10/14/05 Comment - Hi Tracy, Cool art work.I am going try to visit your work in person. Will give your site nice visit soon. When I have more time, will be back to visit your site to see your goodies more thoroughly. So far I see a real propainter in you. Reminds me of cross between Picasso and Niki St. DePhalle, the famous sculptor. (is that how her name is spelled???)Good Luck with your art career and sales!!!
Emailed by Camille C. of Central Islip, NY
10/09/05 News- Colombus Day Poster special see the very bottom of the Home Page to see details of how you can win a free poster. Also, is the upcoming October show. Be there to see two large originals and many other swell artists works' too! Halloween website update is coming soon.
10/02/05 News- Spooky October is here. We hope to have some store specials and perhaps new products this month. A November Manhattan appearance is being planned, details to be released soon. Don't miss the Babylon October gallery type expo. It is free and it is fun. Friday night and Saturday are the best times to go.
Directions by car: Take Sunrise, Southern State or LIE Deer Park Avenue/231South to Babyon. Just after the Southern State Parkway the road forks left to 231 or right to old Deer Park Avenue. Take the right fork down old Deer park Avenue and keep heading south past Sunrise Highway about 1 more mile down. The Conklin House is a restored, historic little house just after the train tressel on the right. Park just before that train tressel is best. there are plenty of resturants and bars just steps away. It is really close to the babylon train station if you get lost.
Directions by train: take the LIRR to the Babylon Train Station just walk down and head less than 1 block toward Deer park Avenue. the Conklin house is adjacent to the train tracks
9/26/05 News- New Images were added to gallery page 1 and the sketches section. Updates will occur with regularity through January. Ebay auctions are up and running and the store page is now open for business. Soon we will have paypal links. We will be posting directions to the next NY appearance soon. Sorry, the book has been delayed till first quarter 2006.....and remember OCTOBER IS STRANGE SKELETONS MONTH.
9/19/05 Comment - Cool website!!! Love your art Tracy. Lots of luck!!
Emailed by Terry C. of Merrick, NY
9/19/05 News- the Babylon Village Fair was a success. There was great interest in the art and mini-posters. we would like to thank all of you who stopped in including Kevin and companion, and the young fellow (with his mom) who had some artistic inspirations of his own. Poster sales were good. The promotional offers are now over, but more are coming including an "art lover's package" stay tuned. OCTOBER IS STRANGE SKELETONS MONTH. Don't miss our next appearance info below.
9/13/05 Comment - I checked out some of the art work and sketches. Very interesting .
Emailed by Nancy L of Bayshore, NY
9/10/05 NEWS: Appearances Confirmed!
September 18th Babylon Village, Long Island NY Art/Craft Fair at Argyle Lake! 12-5PM. Signed posters and other not on the web products will be available. Some original art will be displayed as well.
October 14th-16th Gallery type show/exhibit at Babylon Village Conklin House during the Apples and art Festival Friday 7-10PM, Saturday most of the day and Sunday 12-3PM
8/26/05 NEWS - Another live, gallery type appearance has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 15th, again in Babylon Village, NY. Details TBA. With a whole lot of luck the Strange Skeletons Volume 1 book will be ready for distribution at that time.
8/23/05 NEWS - The first Commissioned work through the website came out great and it will be posted on the website homepage soon. For Maddy. We regret to part with it but as soon as works are published, the originals will be available for sale. If you have any immediate interest you can put a hold on any of our unsold gallery pieces by emailing us via the "contact us" page. A small deposit is required.
8/15/05 NEWS - We will be hosting a booth at the annual Babylon Village, NY annual craft fair at Argyle Lake in Long Island on Sunday, September 18th. We plan to bring our first printed poster (11" X 17"), original art for sale, displays of upcoming prints and newer works! Posters will also soon be available throught this website.
8/05/05 NEWS - Five of the ten paintings for the summer are already done. They just keep getting better. "Mangia", "The Human Zygote" and "Please Mom Don't..." are all outstanding. We will be making major additions to the site by the end of September including over 10-20 new sketches on the sketch page and a new painting to the gallery every week. EBAY AUCTIONS FOR ORIGINAL SKETCHES AND ART WILL BEGIN MID-OCTOBER!
7/24/05 NEWS - Software problems are still slowing down the Strange Skeletons Volume 1 graphic design needed to go to printing but I am not delaying the anticipated Fall 05 release yet. In fact a live appearance with two new works are to be displayed (and hopefully a book signing) is anticipated this Mid-October in Long Island. Keep watching this news page for more details as they are released.
7/15/05 COMMENT- Really enjoyed your website. Thought the artwork was very creative and unique in its abstract nature. Good luck with the painting binge for summer 2005. What a way to spend your days! Best of luck with Volume I & II. Very inspiring for me to get my art up on the web as well. Thanks for all of the help and direction in pursuing this venue for my work! Hope to see very soon.
Emailed 7/15/05 by Jamie and Cherlynne R. of San Francisco
7/11/05 NEWS - As you can see by the last email we are currently accepting a limited number of commissions. More details will soon be posted about commissions on the "about us" section pertaining to the terms of commissioned work. This commissioned piece will be a full color abstract painting portrait of the person commissioning the work. There was no other specific request. Maddy your artwork is already in progress and the sketchwork will soon be posted on the site (currently titled "new page 9" but will soon be renamed "Works in Progress". Thanks for your order!
7/11/05 COMMENT .....I had no idea you were doing this work!!! You have sooo much talent my dear!!! I love what you do. So, I would like to commission a work from you......I would be honored and happy to receive one of your creations made with me in mind. In other words, something you see in me in your mind's eye.
7/11/05 Emailed by Maddy D. of Florida
7/3/05 - NEWS - Tracy is embarking on a 2005 summer time painting binge. The goal is to get a jumpstart on Volume 2 of the Strange Skeletons color works. Color paintings are much more labor intensive. She is able to crank out several detailed sketches a week but usually only one painting a month. She is planning to do 10 this summer alone. That is an ambitious goal given her other commitments. The Volume 1 material is fairly locked up and the only delays have been with the graphic arts department and software glitches. Stay Tuned.
6/24/05 NEWS - An unexpected change in the software used to publish the book, but shouldn't slow down the expected release date for fall 2005.
6/5/05 NEWS - Sorry if we have not received or responded to your emails. We have been experiencing email technical difficulties for the last three weeks. We have added a direct link to our email on the contact us page. Thanks to everyone who personally told me they had problems or I would have just thought it was a slow month for emails.
5/15/05 NEWS - Finally we are able to be found by the most popular search engine- GOOGLE. It took over three months. Did you know you have to send your URL to each search engine for application? In other words the search engines don't just find your website unless you tell them you are there. Incidentally that tripled the hits to the website.
5/8/05 NEWS - Mock-ups for the cover of the first book Volume 1 are being worked on. There has been several amendments to the original layout but it is improving with each polish. A sneak peak will be available by mid June here on the News page. Stay Tuned!
4/28/05 NEWS- Admittedly we have been holding back some of the newly finished works in progress for when the website goes fully active in September 05. We are also waiting to sell original works because we may still need to re-photograph them before publishing. Here is a small sample.
4/15/05 COMMENT- I am looking forward to seeing the finished works in progress. I have an original hanging in my office and so many people comment on how they like it.
4/15/05 Emailed by Jim G of Islip, NY
4/05/05 NEWS- The rough draft of the book Strange Skeletons Volume 1 is on the chopping block. We have selected most of the art that will go to publication. We have also created a nice model book from cut and pasted images we plan to use. There will be some delays getting the works re-photographed and properly formatted.
3/26/05 COMMENT- WOW! Your work is amazing! It's really beautiful, and reminds me of stained glass on paper! I am so proud of you, and you are such an inspiration--thanks! love ya li li la la
3/26/05 Emailed by Lisa A. of Ozone Park, NY